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YU Qiping (b. 1957, China)
Live and Work in Beijing

artist

YU Qiping

media

Print

size

Large

orientation

Portrait

color

Multi-colored

Dimensions

105 x 94 cm / 41.3 x 37 in.

Edition Number

A.P

region

China

YU Qiping creates works that first appear to be strongly rooted in traditional Chinese culture, but upon closer inspection mix the traditional with modern elements. Yu’s works are representative of the blend between Chinese traditions and the modernist spirit, combining ancient and contemporary visuals alongside their psychological outlooks. The majority of Yu’s paintings are aesthetically created in darker shades, encouraging the audience to incorporate this sense of solitude in their perceived narratives. Yu’s pieces have the ability to surprise audiences with shameless humor underneath their beautiful and calming surface features. By overcoming the superficial and frustrating turmoils of modern life, we can discover what is pure and true within ourselves.